Bill Cameron


Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre and Flying Foot Forum

Daily from April 21-22
8 p.m.
April 23
2 p.m.

Two of the Twin Cities’ most innovative percussive dance companies team up as part of the Cowles Center’s Merge series. Joe Chvala and his Flying Foot Forum remount “Trines,” which juxtaposes the rhythmic possibilities of tap shoes and percussion instruments, and “Filarfolket,” a lovely, Swedish folk-rock-inflected work infused with American folk dance, tap, and clogging. The new piece, “Friction,” with percussion by Peter O’Gorman, pushes inventive limits even further. Meanwhile, Susana di Palma’s Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre brings passion to the percussive with “Siempre Flamenco,” a playful full company work “Jaleos” by La Conja, and the emotion-infused premiere of “Rescilencia” by Omayra Amaya, the grandniece of legendary flamenco dancer Carmen Amaya.